Report: TSMC’s ASML Chip Machines Can Be Remotely Shut Down if China Invades Taiwan

An invasion of Taiwan by China is unthinkable in multiple ways: it could lead to a regional war between China, U.S. allies in southeastern Asia and possibly the U.S. itself. It would be tragic for the people of Taiwan. It would be damaging, potentially disastrous, for the global economy. Unthinkable yes, but an invasion is being thought about ….

HPC News Bytes: ASML and China Trade Wars, TikTok, HPC-AI 2023 Market Size, WHPC at ISC

A good May morning to you! Here’s a rapid (6:10) run through recent developments in HPC-AI, including: ASML’s new CEO and US-China trade wars, the TikTok ban, Intersect360 Research sizes the HPC-AI market, Women in HPC at ISC 2024

HPC News Bytes 20240408: Chips Ahoy! …and Quantum Error Rate Progress

A good April morning to you! Chips dominate the HPC-AI news landscape, which has become something of an industry commonplace of late, including: TSMC’s Arizona fab on schedule, the Dutch government makes a pitch to ASML, Intel foundry business’s losses, TSMC expands CoWoS capacity, SK hynix to investing in Indiana and Purdue, Quantinuum and Microsoft report 14,000 error-free instances

Reports: TSMC Advanced Chip Fab Back on Schedule in Arizona; Dutch Government Announces Support for ASML

A news report from a Chinese news outlet states that chip producer Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) may have overcome earlier problems at its Arizona advanced-chip fabs….

HPC News Bytes 20231002: Lisa Su on AMD-NVIDIA GPU Competition; ASML EUV at Intel Fab in Ireland; AI Job Elimination; SC23 Coming up

A happy October morning to you! Our lineup of quick (4:36) commentary on recent HPC news includes: AMD’s Lisa Su on the AMD-NVIDIA GPU competition; ASML EUV at Intel-4 fab in Ireland starts volume production; AI’s job elimination impact; SC23 is coming Nov 12-17….

@HPCpodcast: US Pressures ASML on Exports to China; US vs China Exascale; HPC Software

Following recent reports that Dutch chip manufacturing equipment maker ASML is under diplomatic pressure from the U.S. to regulate the export of its fabrication equipment  to China, we discuss market data, other suppliers of fab equipment, and a quick view of some of ASML’s own suppliers. ASML, the world’s only maker of extreme ultraviolet lithography systems, does not export to China EUV equipment instrumental to making the world’s most advanced chips used in HPC systems; it is the company’s older equipment, DUV (deep ultraviolet lithography)  systems, that the US is trying to block from the China market.

Report: US Pressures Netherlands on Exports of ASML Chip Equipment to China

Dutch semiconductor equipment maker ASML’s wunderkind chip manufacturing technology has become embroiled in the technology trade war between the United States and China, according to a Bloomberg story.  The U.S. is pressuring officials in The Netherlands to block ASML from selling older deep ultraviolet lithography (DUV) systems to China while also attempting to persuade Japan […]